Doylestown: In Conversation with Maureen Joyce Connolly and Kate Moretti

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Join us at the Doylestown Bookshop as we welcome Maureen Joyce Connolly for the launch of her debut novel, LOVELY LITTLE THINGS. 

Special guest Kate Moretti (author of IN HER BONES and THE BLACKBIRD SEASON) will be in conversation with Maureen to talk about her debut, LOVELY LITTLE THINGS, a story of a family shattered by unthinkable tragedy, and the unexpected intersection of heartbreak and hope.  After the discussion, Maureen and Kate will be available to answer questions and sign copies of their books. 

This is event is free and open to the public.

DATE: Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 1:00 pm

LOCATION: The Doylestown Bookshop. Get directions from your location to the Doylestown Bookshop.


ABOUT LOVELY LITTLE THINGS - RESERVE YOUR COPY OF LITTLE LOVELY THINGS 

If only things had been different

It is the wrong time to get sick. Speeding down the highway on the way to work, her two little girls sleeping in the back seat, medical resident Claire Rawlings doesn't have time for the nausea overtaking her. But as the world tilts sideways, she pulls into a gas station, runs to the bathroom, and passes out. When she wakes up minutes later, her car--and her daughters--are gone.

The police have no leads, and the weight of guilt presses down on Claire as each hour passes with no trace of her girls. All she has to hold on to are her strained marriage, a potentially unreliable witness who emerges days later, and the desperate but unquenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere.

As hopeful and uplifting as it is devastating, Little Lovely Things is the story of a family shattered by unthinkable tragedy, and the unexpected intersection of heartbreak and hope.


ABOUT MAUREEN JOYCE CONNOLLY

Maureen is a former owner of a consulting firm that helped specialty drug companies to develop medications for ultra-rare diseases. Maureen received her Bachelor’s degree in physiology from Michigan State University and her Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. Her background in science and love of the natural world informs and inspires her writing. LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is her debut as a novelist. She is also an award-winning poet, published in diverse outlets such as Emory University’s Lullwater Review and Yankee Magazine.

Maureen is a foodie and appreciates interesting recipes. She also enjoys painting (especially flowers and sycamore trees), competing in races with her dragon boat team (Go Fierce)!, and reading (of course). She relishes spending time with her three children, her husband and her pets; a ridiculous terrier named Huckleberry, and a plump orange cat, Pumpkin.


ABOUT KATE MORETTI

Kate Moretti is the New York Times bestselling author of Thought I Knew YouBinds That Tie, and While You Were Gone. Her latest book is In Her Bones. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids. Find out more at KateMoretti.com or follow her on Twitter or Facebook


ABOUT IN HER BONES - RESERVE YOUR COPY OF IN HER BONES 

New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti’s newest “exceptional…emotionally astute, [and] deliciously sinister” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) thriller follows the daughter of a convicted serial killer who finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, In Her Bones features Moretti’s “riveting and insightful” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) prose and “chillingly satisfying” (Publishers Weekly) twists, and will leave you questioning the nature of guilt, obsession, and the toxicity of familial ties.


 

 

 
 
 
Little Lovely Things Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492672494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 2nd, 2019

In Her Bones: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501166471
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - September 4th, 2018


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